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Sunrise (1927)
"Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans" (original title)

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A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife.

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In this fable-morality subtitled "A Song of Two Humans", the "evil" temptress is a city woman who bewitches farmer Anses and tries to convince him to murder his neglected wife, Indre. Written by alfiehitchie

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city | love | farmer | murder | kissing | See more »

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Drama | Romance

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4 November 1927 (USA)  »

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Sunrise  »

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(Movietone) (musical score and sound effects)| (alternate version)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The scenes in the city were not filmed on location. They were filmed on a vast and expensive set, built especially for the movie. See more »

Goofs

The number of bottles left on the table after the piglet bumps it changes between shots. There are five bottles when the piglet bumps it, but when the Man comes in and grabs the piglet there are seven bottles on it. See more »

Quotes

The Man: [pleading to his wife] Don't be afraid of me!
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crying on film
17 October 2000 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

A lot of film historians will tell you that Gone With the Wind was the first film that has the leading man crying on film. Clark Gable was said to be the first actor to do this.

This is not so.

In fact, George O'Brien is the first actor to do so. In the famous wedding scene, O'Brien breaks down in tears in front of his wife when he remembers back to the vow he took with his wife.

Sunrise is one of the last great silent films that is filled with so many wonderful moments which helped it win the first and only Academy Award for Best Silent Film.


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